Republicans in the Minnesota Senate approved Monday a measure allowing parents to get a tax credit for sending their children to private schools, which Democrats denounced as “vouchers.”
The U.S. Department of Education announced nine new hires Wednesday evening, including chief of staff to Secretary Betsy DeVos. None of the staffers, many of whom worked in the department during the George W. Bush administration, require Senate confirmation.
Fourteen senior positions that do require hearings are still open. Carlos Muñiz has been nominated to fill one of them, general counsel. Three of the new hires will also serve in an acting capacity for some of these top posts, though they have not been formally nominated.
As soon as my fiancé and I moved to Washington, D.C. in 2008, we started looking at school options. Although children were still a few years off, we wanted to give ourselves plenty of time to research the various schools available to us.
The district provides multiple school choices for children starting at age 3, including traditional, charter and private schools, and we were thrilled to learn several dual-language immersion schools were among our choices.
On March 22, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the most significant special-education case in 35 years. In Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the justices unanimously ruled that, under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), public school students with disabilities are entitled to greater benefits than some lower courts had determined.